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camphor ice

a cosmetic preparation composed of camphor, spermaceti, white beeswax, and a vegetable oil and used chiefly in the treatment of mild skin eruptions.
Origin of camphor ice
1880-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I tried many remedies, and finally found one, camphor ice, that would prevent the drying and cracking.

  • camphor ice is also excellent, and can be applied with but little inconvenience.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for camphor ice

camphor ice

an ointment consisting of camphor, white wax, spermaceti, and castor oil, used to treat skin ailments, esp chapped skin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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